Lost Angel Walkabout: One Traveler’s Tales

Lost Angel Walkabout: One Traveler's Tales is a spirited collection of travel narratives recounting the haps, mishaps, and serendipitous adventures that have given travel writer Linda Ballou her sense of wonder and delight. Some of the stories might make you glad you stayed home, while others will inspire you to toss the TV clicker out the window and get up off the couch to explore our beautiful planet. All of these tales let you share the sensual experience of being there without straining one muscle, getting altitude sickness, or tipping your canoe. Awaken your senses with thrilling tales of an intrepid soul's search for beauty in the wilds. Linda Ballou embraces life and draws readers into her adventures with vivid descriptions that make you feel you are traveling along side her. She brings an intelligent meditation on nature in richly detailed, often poetic stories. This title is available on Amazon in paperback and e-book format.


Lost Angel Walkabout: One Traveler's Tales by Linda Ballou

Lost Angel Walkabout: One Traveler's Tales is a spirited collection of travel narratives recounting the haps, mishaps, and serendipitous adventures that have given travel writer Linda Ballou her sense of wonder and delight. Some of the stories might make you glad you stayed home, while others will inspire you to toss the TV clicker out the window and get up off the couch to explore our beautiful planet. All of these tales let you share the sensual experience of being there without straining one muscle, getting altitude sickness, or tipping your canoe.

Awaken your senses with thrilling tales of an intrepid soul's search for beauty in the wilds. Linda Ballou embraces life and draws readers into her adventures with vivid descriptions that make you feel you are traveling along side her. She brings an intelligent meditation on nature in richly detailed, often poetic stories.

This title is available on Amazon in paperback and e-book format.

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How to Make Travel Writing Work for You

Renegade approach to getting great trips in exchange for your travel writing and networking skills. Nuts and bolts of what you need to do to succeed in this very competitive arena. Great adventures are yours for free if you know how to ask the question! This title is available on Amazon in e-book format.


How to Make Travel Writing Work for You by Linda Ballou

Renegade approach to getting great trips in exchange for your travel writing and networking skills. Nuts and bolts of what you need to do to succeed in this very competitive arena. Great adventures are yours for free if you know how to ask the question!

This title is available on Amazon in e-book format.

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Snapp Guides: Oregon

Oregon is blessed with a wealth of spectacular natural features, and the coast in particular offers the traveler and photographer plenty of opportunities for whatever time they have to spend. Oregon’s 363 miles of coastline includes a diverse landscape of beaches, sand dunes, rocky cliffs, forested headlands, hidden coves, sheltering bays, and river estuaries. Sea stacks, tide pools, wildlife, and lighthouses are also among the favored subjects for photography. Small cities and little towns are dots on a map connected by US Highway 101, the Pacific Coast Scenic Highway, which runs the length of the Oregon coast. This guide covers the entire Oregon coast, from the Columbia River in the north to the California border in the south. Included are all the major locations of interest to photographers, and many lesser known sites with great photo potential. While there are some remote stretches of wild coast in Oregon, the vast majority of locations of interest to photographers are easily accessible from Highway 101 via numerous state parks, waysides and trails. This guide is available on the Snapp Guides website.


Book Cover: Snapp Guides: Oregon

Oregon is blessed with a wealth of spectacular natural features, and the coast in particular offers the traveler and photographer plenty of opportunities for whatever time they have to spend. Oregon’s 363 miles of coastline includes a diverse landscape of beaches, sand dunes, rocky cliffs, forested headlands, hidden coves, sheltering bays, and river estuaries. Sea stacks, tide pools, wildlife, and lighthouses are also among the favored subjects for photography. Small cities and little towns are dots on a map connected by US Highway 101, the Pacific Coast Scenic Highway, which runs the length of the Oregon coast. This guide covers the entire Oregon coast, from the Columbia River in the north to the California border in the south. Included are all the major locations of interest to photographers, and many lesser known sites with great photo potential. While there are some remote stretches of wild coast in Oregon, the vast majority of locations of interest to photographers are easily accessible from Highway 101 via numerous state parks, waysides and trails.

This guide is available on the Snapp Guides website.

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Oregon: A Photographic Journey

Travel photographer Greg Vaughn takes us on a photographic journey of Oregon, sharing the spectacular, diverse landscape the state is known for. Enjoy the beauty of Oregon's famous coast with sea stacks, the snowcapped peaks of the Cascades, lush old-growth forests, and fertile valleys. From the cascading waterfalls, serene lakes, and raging rivers of western Oregon to the craggy mountains, deep canyons, and painted hills in eastern Oregon, it's a breathtaking journey. This title is available on Amazon in paperback or hardcover.


Travel photographer Greg Vaughn takes us on a photographic journey of Oregon, sharing the spectacular, diverse landscape the state is known for. Enjoy the beauty of Oregon's famous coast with sea stacks, the snowcapped peaks of the Cascades, lush old-growth forests, and fertile valleys. From the cascading waterfalls, serene lakes, and raging rivers of western Oregon to the craggy mountains, deep canyons, and painted hills in eastern Oregon, it's a breathtaking journey.

This title is available on Amazon in paperback or hardcover.

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Travels with Baby

Travels with Baby answers the real questions parents ask when planning travel with their babies and young children—and answers additional questions they may not even know they should be asking. In more than 400 pages, this “ultimate guide” covers camping trips, urban adventures, air travel, road trips, cruise vacations, train travel (U.S., Canada, & Europe), overseas odysseys, and more. And Travels with Baby provides the resources needed to plan successful family travel at every stage from birth to five years, including practical tips on where to travel when, guides to the best all-inclusive resorts and all-suite hotels for children under 5, airline and cruise line comparison charts, important health considerations, and packing and safety checklists. Winner of a Lowell Thomas Award, the NATJA Gold Prize, Silver Winner in the National Parenting Publication Awards, and double finalist (Parenting and Travel) in the IndieFab Book of the Year Awards. More at www.TravelswithBaby.com. The book is available in Paperback and eBook editions.


Travels with Baby answers the real questions parents ask when planning travel with their babies and young children—and answers additional questions they may not even know they should be asking. In more than 400 pages, this “ultimate guide” covers camping trips, urban adventures, air travel, road trips, cruise vacations, train travel (U.S., Canada, & Europe), overseas odysseys, and more. And Travels with Baby provides the resources needed to plan successful family travel at every stage from birth to five years, including practical tips on where to travel when, guides to the best all-inclusive resorts and all-suite hotels for children under 5, airline and cruise line comparison charts, important health considerations, and packing and safety checklists. Winner of a Lowell Thomas Award, the NATJA Gold Prize, Silver Winner in the National Parenting Publication Awards, and double finalist (Parenting and Travel) in the IndieFab Book of the Year Awards. More at www.TravelswithBaby.com.

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Take-Along Travels with Baby

From the author of the award-winning guide Travels with Baby comes this pocket-size survival manual for parents traveling with small children. Packed with hundreds of on-the-go tips, parents get quick access to the information and advice they need as they travel, including: babyproofing hotel rooms or vacation rentals on arrival, keeping babies happy in the back seat, managing toddlers on airplanes, translating various baby items and conversions while traveling abroad, and finding medical help or remedies far from home. Age-appropriate games and activities also help keep babies, toddlers, and preschoolers entertained in transit. Plus special sections help parents organize their travel details for each trip and also make it easy to fill in the blanks to log favorite family moments along the way. Winner of the Rising Star Award in the National Parenting Publication Awards and Finalist in the IndieFab Book of the Year Awards. More at www.TravelswithBaby.com. The book is available in Paperback and eBook editions.


From the author of the award-winning guide Travels with Baby comes this pocket-size survival manual for parents traveling with small children. Packed with hundreds of on-the-go tips, parents get quick access to the information and advice they need as they travel, including: babyproofing hotel rooms or vacation rentals on arrival, keeping babies happy in the back seat, managing toddlers on airplanes, translating various baby items and conversions while traveling abroad, and finding medical help or remedies far from home. Age-appropriate games and activities also help keep babies, toddlers, and preschoolers entertained in transit. Plus special sections help parents organize their travel details for each trip and also make it easy to fill in the blanks to log favorite family moments along the way. Winner of the Rising Star Award in the National Parenting Publication Awards and Finalist in the IndieFab Book of the Year Awards.

More at www.TravelswithBaby.com.

The book is available in Paperback and eBook editions.

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Mesa Verde Country Tour

One of American's most intriguing mysteries surrounds the Anasazi culture, now called Ancestral Puebloans, of Mesa Verde. On this tour, we're going to uncover some answers as we visit both little-known and well-known sites. We all have heard of  the more well know sites in Mesa Verde Country like Cliff Palace and Balcony House. But there is so much more to see in this area. This tour can open up new sites you never knew existed. This tour is available on Tours4Mobile.


Mesa Verde Country Tour by Kathleen Walls

One of American's most intriguing mysteries surrounds the Anasazi culture, now called Ancestral Puebloans, of Mesa Verde. On this tour, we're going to uncover some answers as we visit both little-known and well-known sites.

We all have heard of  the more well know sites in Mesa Verde Country like Cliff Palace and Balcony House.

But there is so much more to see in this area. This tour can open up new sites you never knew existed.

This tour is available on Tours4Mobile.

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Going Local: Experiences & Encounters on the Road

Today’s traveler seeks authentic experiences, not just viewing awesome sites, taking must-see photo opportunities, and checking an item off of a bucket list. Today’s modern day explorers seek immersion, wisdom and better and greater understanding of people and places. Real life experiences are compelling people to travel and bridge cultures together. Travel opens us up to the wonders of the world, and to the serendipitous occurrences when different cultures merge. At the forefront of any journey, travel begins with people and protecting local society and wilderness. It’s a powerful lesson that cannot be learned staying home viewing travel shows on television. Going Local is available on Amazon in either paperback or e-book form.


Today’s traveler seeks authentic experiences, not just viewing awesome sites, taking must-see photo opportunities, and checking an item off of a bucket list. Today’s modern day explorers seek immersion, wisdom and better and greater understanding of people and places. Real life experiences are compelling people to travel and bridge cultures together. Travel opens us up to the wonders of the world, and to the serendipitous occurrences when different cultures merge. At the forefront of any journey, travel begins with people and protecting local society and wilderness. It’s a powerful lesson that cannot be learned staying home viewing travel shows on television.

Going Local is available on Amazon in either paperback or e-book form.

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On The Nose

Hans Florine is a big-wall climbing legend in his own time. He holds the speed record on the Nose route of El Capitan, a 3,000-foot granite cliff in Yosemite Valley that’s considered the Everest of the rock-climbing world. Ascending the Nose takes most climbers anywhere from 12 to 96 hours. Florine, along with climbing partner Alex Honnold, does it in an astounding 2.5 hours. But Florine’s story is not one of super-human athletic prowess; it’s one of persistence and dogged determination. In 30 years of climbing, Hans has ascended the Nose a mind-blowing, death-defying 100 times, more than anyone else ever has, and most likely ever will. In On the Nose, Florine describes the most dangerous, pivotal, and inspirational of those climbs, providing a rare look inside the adrenaline-charged world of competitive climbing in Yosemite Valley. He tells of his very first attempt on the Nose, which ended in failure after 14 hours, his friendships (and rivalries) with climbing’s most colorful personalities, and his battle with Dean Potter to secure the definitive speed record on the Nose—an endeavor that’s been called the wildest competition known to man. Perhaps more interestingly, Florine attempts to answer the question why. Why would anyone undertake one of the greatest adventure epics on earth 100 times? His answers provide unique insights on how to live a satisfying life, how to achieve big goals, and how an otherwise ordinary guy can become a rock star. You can purchase a copy of On the Nose on Amazon.


Hans Florine is a big-wall climbing legend in his own time. He holds the speed record on the Nose route of El Capitan, a 3,000-foot granite cliff in Yosemite Valley that’s considered the Everest of the rock-climbing world. Ascending the Nose takes most climbers anywhere from 12 to 96 hours. Florine, along with climbing partner Alex Honnold, does it in an astounding 2.5 hours.

But Florine’s story is not one of super-human athletic prowess; it’s one of persistence and dogged determination. In 30 years of climbing, Hans has ascended the Nose a mind-blowing, death-defying 100 times, more than anyone else ever has, and most likely ever will. In On the Nose, Florine describes the most dangerous, pivotal, and inspirational of those climbs, providing a rare look inside the adrenaline-charged world of competitive climbing in Yosemite Valley. He tells of his very first attempt on the Nose, which ended in failure after 14 hours, his friendships (and rivalries) with climbing’s most colorful personalities, and his battle with Dean Potter to secure the definitive speed record on the Nose—an endeavor that’s been called the wildest competition known to man.

Perhaps more interestingly, Florine attempts to answer the question why. Why would anyone undertake one of the greatest adventure epics on earth 100 times? His answers provide unique insights on how to live a satisfying life, how to achieve big goals, and how an otherwise ordinary guy can become a rock star.

You can purchase a copy of On the Nose on Amazon.

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Talking Tico

Costa Rica is one of the most sought after vacation destinations in the Americas with some of the world’s most attractive natural surroundings teeming with wildlife. Most visitors spend years saving up for a trip of a lifetime, or perhaps even a honeymoon, but Joe decided to move there for ten months to get a closer look at life in and around Costa Rica. Over the course of his time abroad, Joe brings his experiences to life alongside the history of the region as he travels throughout Costa Rica and its Central American neighborhood with stops in Panama, El Salvador and Guatemala. Xenophobic expatriates, delicious food, vibrant market scenes, an epic battle with Mothra, and inevitable culture clashes all make an appearance in Talking Tico, leaving readers with a new impression of this fascinating region. You can purchase a hardcopy of Talking Tico on Baur's site at http://joebaur.com/talking-tico-costa-rica-travel-book/. Joe will personally send you your copy, and a portion of proceeds will go towards Centro Arte para la Paz in Suchitoto, El Salvador and el niño y la bola in Costa Rica!


Talking Tico by Joe Baur

Costa Rica is one of the most sought after vacation destinations in the Americas with some of the world’s most attractive natural surroundings teeming with wildlife. Most visitors spend years saving up for a trip of a lifetime, or perhaps even a honeymoon, but Joe decided to move there for ten months to get a closer look at life in and around Costa Rica.

Over the course of his time abroad, Joe brings his experiences to life alongside the history of the region as he travels throughout Costa Rica and its Central American neighborhood with stops in Panama, El Salvador and Guatemala. Xenophobic expatriates, delicious food, vibrant market scenes, an epic battle with Mothra, and inevitable culture clashes all make an appearance in Talking Tico, leaving readers with a new impression of this fascinating region.

You can purchase a hardcopy of Talking Tico on Baur's site at http://joebaur.com/talking-tico-costa-rica-travel-book/. Joe will personally send you your copy, and a portion of proceeds will go towards Centro Arte para la Paz in Suchitoto, El Salvador and el niño y la bola in Costa Rica!

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